Archive for November, 2009

Picking Up

November 17, 2009

Well, it looks like things are going to be picking up around here once again. GWP had it’s meeting yesterday and several things were planned, more on that on the GWP page. I’ve also planned on a few things myself.

The first thing I’m planning on is to start planning out my novel. I may not put the figurative pen to paper yet, but I need to get some of my ideas straight. Some characters need fleshing out, and some characters’ very existence is up in the air. I also need to think up the style of storytelling I’ll be using.

The second thing I have planned is a little project for my youtube account. I have an account, but I really don’t use it often. I got to thinking the other day about the old silent films and how one would have to read the dialouge. In some that could mean spending a fair amount of time reading. I’m thinking about taking some of those silent films, that are in the public domain, and editing out the text and dubbing the dialouge into the films. In a way I’ll be breathing new life into these old films and updating them for the 21st century. I plan to start with Nosferatu and seeing how youtube reacts to the idea.

Well that all for now folks, I’ll be updating later about some of these decisions.

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Bummer

November 11, 2009

The title says it all. I was just chatting with someone at GWP and pretty much the official statement for GWP’s first film is that it’s now canceled. GWP just isn’t big enough to handle a feature film at the moment, after all we’re really only two people with some friends who help on occasion.

Instead we’ve decided to focus our energies once again on short films and the like and build ourselves up from there. Currently short films happen to be GWP’s specialty, mainly because we can’t get larger projects together. One of our most successful projects, which was also our biggest in a sense, almost didn’t happen. That was Jehovah’s Spectators. It was stuck in developmental hell for so long I thought it would never get out. However, things like Mr. Unfortunate seems to go really well for us so expect more of that.

On another note, I’ll be registering for NYC Midnight’s short story challenge later this week. I’ve started practicing writing shorts recently and will be ready when the contest begins. My future could very well begin there.

Short Story Challenge

November 4, 2009

So it turns out that I can’t get away from writing. I’ve recently been considering writing my novel again despite no luck with jobs. I’ve been starting to think I should get to work on it sometime next week. Well, today in the e-mail came an announcement about a short story challenge. it’ll cost me about $34 to register, but I think it might be worth a shot.

My specialty is actually short stories so this would be right up my alley. The rules are basically saying that they’ll pick the genre and subject, and I’ve got to write a decent story in about a week to win round #1. Round #2 I’ll have 24 hours.

Here’s a link to the contest below if anyone’s interested.
http://www.nycmidnight.com/2010/SSC/challenge.htm

PS: While looking at some old posts I realized that this contest is one I blogged about before. I had missed the first round last year and planned to keep my eyes on it this year. Things have come full circle.